Just Books recently read and reviewed Iron Thunder by Avi for the U.S. Civil War Reading Challenge. Please check out this snippet:
Tom becomes assistant to the ship’s inventor, a gruff, boastful man named Captain John Ericsson. He soon learns that the Union army has very important plans for this iron ship called the Monitor. It is supposed to fight the Confederate “sea monster”–another ironclad–the Merrimac. But Ericsson is practically the only person who believes the Monitor will float.
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